The First Heuer
At age 20, Edouard Heuer opened his watch making shop on the family farm, at Saint-Imier, producing pocket watches, mostly in silver. In 1864, he would move the company to Brugg, where it operated under the name Edouard Heuer & Compagnie. The third location came in 1867, when Edouard Heuer moved his company to the town of Bienne, in the canton of Bern. The company would remain in Bienne for well over 100 years.